Role of antibiotics with reference to growth and development of silkworm (Bombyx mori L.)
Iqra Rafiq, ZI Buhroo, KA Sahaf, NA Ganie and MF Baqual
In the sericulture industry, antibiotics are commonly used to keep worms healthy and disease-free. Apart from utility in managing disease in silkworms, antibiotics are widely used in the sericulture industry as a component of synthetic diets for silkworm rearing or as an ingredient in bed disinfectant formulation. Antibiotic administration has shown attractive outcomes in reaping superior crop harvest and controlling the silkworm disease. The antibiotics supplemented mulberry leaves enhance the growth and development of silkworm. Besides this silkworm models offer a more economic means of testing the effectiveness of antibiotics. Silkworms are used as models to quantitatively evaluate the therapeutic effects of some antibiotics. The connection among antibiotics and silkworm is additionally supported by the current uses of silkworm in drug screening and pathogen studies systems due to its short larval period and morally acknowledged model. So, the focus of the current review is on the use of antibiotics as economic tools for treatment, prevention programmes and for production enhancement.
How to cite this article:
Iqra Rafiq, ZI Buhroo, KA Sahaf, NA Ganie and MF Baqual. Role of antibiotics with reference to growth and development of silkworm (Bombyx mori L.). The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(3S): 150-154.